The Sarnia Legionnaires are once again teaming up with city police in a bid to combat drinking and driving.
Theo Bet, vice president of marketing for the local Jr. 'B' hockey club, announced Friday the Legionnaires are donating 700 tickets that police will give to drivers who get through Holiday Season RIDE checks unscathed.
The program has been so popular in past years, Legionnaires general manager Bob Williamson said, that some motorists have circled around the block and gone through police checks a second time in order to get more tickets!
"It's something we think is very important, Williamson said of the campaign. We have a young junior hockey team and we encourage our players to be careful.
Bet added, It's a reward program, our fourth annual. It's 700 tickets to start and they (police) may come back and ask for more.
Police Chief Phil Nelson said, We're getting into the Holiday Season again and drinking and driving is always a concern at this time of year. We're partnering with the Legionnaires to promote not drinking and driving. It (the tickets) is a good reward. People like hockey.